Tonight at Black Sheep: Dumb Fest 6 Day 1

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It’s really here!! We are officially kicking off Dumb Fest 6 at Black Sheep tonight, and welcome a weekend full of almost 50 bands coming from 16 different states to play right here in Springfield in 6 different locations. Things are kicking off tonight at Black Sheep right around 5:30 pm, doors for the show are at 5:00 pm. Admission tonight is $10, no you don’t need to have bought a ticket in advance. Here’s the schedule for the Black Sheep show tonight:

PRYSS 10:30 pm
LOWERED A.D. 9:45 pm
TRANSGRESSION 9:10 pm
JOCKO 8:30 pm
BURDENED 7:55 pm
LIVID 7:10 pm
MAGMA DIVER 6:30 pm

PROWESS 5:45 pm

Then afterwards at an unknown location, there will be a Dumb Fest *unofficial* aftershow featuring three bands:

SMALL MAN (International)
REDUCED TO INSTINCT
CUERPO PODRIDO

To find out the exact coordinates of the aftershow, come out to the regular show. And if you don’t have money to come out at all this weekend, we would rather you come out and offer to volunteer, or just come out. It’s more important to us that you are here to enjoy this weekend with us.

Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest right here.

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State Journal-Register: “Dumb Fest 6 Kicks Off Friday”

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Thank you to all of our beautiful media coverage in this city about Dumb Fest and everything we do. Today featured on the front of the A&E section of The State Journal-Register, local paper, is the headlines “Dumb Fest 6 Kicks Off Friday” and a photo of the band Earth Witch playing at the very first Dumb Fest which occurred at Black Sheep five years ago now. Stephen Spearie wrote the article and interviewed the band Telephone Junkies and festival organizer Brian Galecki. A snippet from the article:

That was the case with the Buffalo, New York-based band Radiation Risks, which plays a gritty, hard-driving brand of rock-infused hardcore punk. It played a Black Sheep show in March, but when Galecki showed them around Southtown, including neighboring Skank Skates, another venue for the festival, they confirmed for Dumb Fest nearly on the spot, he said.

Galecki said he pursued Matrix after a three-and-a-half minute demo tape showed up on the internet.

Find the article inside today’s issue of The State Journal Register or check out the full article online right here. Dumb Fest 6 kicks off tomorrow at 5:00 pm inside Black Sheep and goes on all weekend. Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest 6 right here.

Dumb Fest 6 Official Schedule

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We hope you all are ready for this weekend. Are we? Thanks to the cleanup crew last night and a positive meeting, we think so! The sixth ever Dumb Fest kicks off tomorrow (doors at 5:00 pm) at Black Sheep and goes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend. It is sure to be a wild time. Today we are presenting you with that final Dumb Fest schedule for all 50 bands playing. Find that pictured above (there will be print outs of that available at Black Sheep all weekend), and listed below along with links to bands:

FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH // Doors at 5PM | $10 @ BLACK SHEEP
PRYSS 10:30 pm
LOWERED A.D. 9:45 pm
TRANSGRESSION 9:10 pm
JOCKO 8:30 pm
BURDENED 7:55 pm
LIVID 7:10 pm
MAGMA DIVER 6:30 pm

PROWESS 5:45 pm

11:30PM (OR LATER) (AFTER MAIN SHOW) @ GLUE SURFER’S TUBE | $3
SMALL MAN (International)
REDUCED TO INSTINCT (Bloomington, IL)
CUERPO PODRIDO (Chicago)

SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH // 1PM | $25 @ BLACK SHEEP + SKANK SKATES 
CHERRY DEATH 10:00 pm
BAD EXAMPLE 9:25 pm
KNOWSO 8:55 pm
RADIATION RISKS 8:30 pm
UNFORGIVEN FIVE 8:05 pm
IRON CAGES 7:40 pm
SPELL BREAKER 7:20 pm
BEYOND PEACE 6:55 pm
SOFT SPOT 6:35 pm
DEODERANT 6:10 pm
MATRIX 5:50 pm
GRAVE SWITCHER 5:25 pm
NICE TRY 4:55 pm
GNARB 4:20 pm
CYBER PINK 3:40 pm
DENTIST 3:10 pm
RITALIN O.D. 2:45 pm
TELEPHONE JUNKIES 2:15 pm
MOLCAJETE 1:50 PM
TERRIBLE TEETH 1:25 pm
NO CASH VALUE 12:55 pm
LIVIN THING 12:30 pm

10:30PM | $5 @ MS. D’S KITCHEN
ACCELA 12:30 am
IT’S ME ROSS 11:50 pm
POWER OF DUST 11:20 pm
HOTLINE TNT 10:50 PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH // 12:30PM @ OLD STATE CAPITOL LAWN
PLEATHER 3:00 pm
MOM 2:35 pm
GHOUL JR. 1:50 pm
NECTAR 1:10 pm
BOTTOM BRACKET 12:30 pm

4:30PM @ ROCK N’ ROLL HARDEE’S
NIL8 7:00 pm
SPECIAL INTEREST 6:00 pm
SPODEE BOY 5:15 pm
PINEAPPLE RNR 4:35 pm

Advance tickets are still available for the fest today online and also at Dumb Records. After that they will still be available at the door the days of the festival. If you purchased tickets online we will have your name on a list at the door, don’t worry! Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest right here. See you this weekend!

(Important) Black Sheep Roundtable Meeting + Dumb Fest Cleanup Wednesday

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Here we are the week before Dumb Fest 6. We have to admit that we have been going through a lot of heavy things at Black Sheep headquarters these past few weeks completely separate from getting ready for a fifty band festival. We feel it is pretty important to hold a Black Sheep Roundtable Meeting to discuss our future, or the future of any form of DIY all ages show space in Springfield.

We also do need to start cleaning up the grounds for Dumb Fest (picking up trash around the block, clearing weeds, etc). Also vacuuming and tidying up the inside of Black Sheep, etc. We are looking for someone with access to an industrial-sized fan for Dumb Fest Saturday!!!

An open Dumb Fest clean-up will be happening at Black Sheep and surrounding areas on Wednesday, the 6th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Then at 8:00 pm we will be holding a Black Sheep roundtable meeting to discuss our future (maybe other Dumb Fest preparation that needs to be discussed). Thank you to all who have been supporting us over the years and continue to do so!

Activator Magazine Issue #1 Now Available (for Free) at Dumb Records and Black Sheep

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Some pretty exciting news regarding a new monthly publication in Springfield – Activator Magazine is now a real physical thing and is available *for free* inside of Dumb Records and Black Sheep! Be sure to come by and pick one up from us tonight! Activator is “A collaboration of local writers and artists coming together to shine a light on central Illinois music and culture.” As you can see, this first issue features and interview with Jessica Knight and Brandon Carnes of Looming, and also includes a guide on Dumb Fest 6. Also features a music calendar, and more.

Activator is available at a few different locations around town including – Head West, Free Press Coffee, Buzz Bomb, Redbird Electric Tattoo, Newage Tattoos, Unique Enchantments Salon, Curve Inn, WM. Van’s Coffee, Urban Sassafras, Recycled Records, Black Sheep Cafe and Dumb Records.

The magazine plans on continuing at a monthly pace and is accepting submissions for content. Be sure to pick up a copy to find out more.

Tomorrow Afternoon at Black Sheep: Consent Zine Workshop (Presented by PCASA)

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Tonight is the last show at Black Sheep before the great big Dumb Fest, but we do have one other workshop going on tomorrow in the early afternoon, being put on by the fine folks at the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault who we are happy to be working with. It is going to be a free zine-making workshop of sorts highlighting topics of consent. Here’s the description from the facebook event:

For those of you who have expressed interest in helping with a consent zine, please come to this workshop and help us assemble one! We hope to have them up and ready for distribution by mid-June.
Consent is voluntary, verbal, on-going, retractable, mutual, genuine, enthusiastic, honest, active and SIMPLE!
Our goals with this workshop will be :
*to educate the participants on the basics of consent
*to educate the participants on the uses of zines and how to make them
*to then compile an informative and all inclusive consent zine together!
The zines will be for public use and distribution once they are finished.

PLEASE feel free to bring personal drawings, photographs you have taken, poems, collage materials, stickers, magazines, and anything that could be used to help with the assembly of these zines!

This event will be free of charge and open to everyone! Please note that the topics of discussion may be triggering or upsetting to some people so please plan accordingly. Please feel free to comment in this event discussion with any questions.
We hope to see you there!

Find a facebook event for the workshop right here. Also check out a list of what we have coming up at Black Sheep right here on our shows page.

Tonight at Black Sheep: The Little Death, Rockford (CD Release), Bottom Bracket, Sidelined, Bosley Mongo, HECK

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Tonight we have a very special show going on at Black Sheep, also our last before the great big Dumb Fest (aside from a workshop tomorrow). Tonight is the CD release for not one, but TWO local bands and we are very excited. It is going to be the big EP release show for new local band “The Little Death” for their Way Happier EPThe Little Death features members of former Springfield band Fill In The Blank. Also on this show is Springfield alternative rock group – Rockford’s CD release as well. Rockford has also been working on new recordings. The third local rock group we have on this bill to complete that trifecta of sorts is Bottom Bracket. Then there are a couple of touring acts. This includes Bosley Mongo from Chicago. Check out their music streaming on the player below. This also includes the band Sidelined from Newton, Illinois who have been around for a good minute and have played at our space a few times over the years. Opening things up we have HECK which is the solo work of Hannah Songer.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page (we are working on updating) for a list of what else is coming up at Black Sheep this month.